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Karen Tanaka

Publisher: Chester Music

Night Bird (1996)
Commissioned by Claude Delangle
Chester Music Ltd
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
8 Minutes

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Programme Note
Karen Tanaka Night Bird (1996)
'Night Bird' is a love song filled with tender whispers of lovers. I have tried to weave colours and scent into the sound of alto saxophone and tape.
This piece was commissioned by and is dedicated to Claude Delangle.

© Karen Tanaka

  • Soloist(s)
    Claude Delange, alto saxophone
  • 28 OCT 2017
    Hiroshima Aki Cultural Center, Japan
    Masaya Yamashita, alto saxophone
  • 13 AUG 2017
    Monten Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    Oishi Masaki, alto saxophone
  • 29 JUL 2016
    Kyriacos Shionis, alto saxophone
  • 06 JUL 2016
    The Phoenix Hall, Osaka, Japan
    Haruka Inoue, alto saxophone
  • 11 MAY 2016
    California Institute of the Arts, US
    Eloy Neira, trumpet
  • 05 MAR 2016
    Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
    Arthur Mendes, alto saxophone
  • 03 MAR 2015
    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga, Latvia
    Ainars Sablovskis, saxophone
  • 01 MAR 2015
    Fulcrum Point New Music Project
    Chicago, USA
    Jeremy Ruthrauff, saxophone
  • 12 NOV 2014
    Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Madrid, Spain
    David Hernando Vitores
  • 27 OCT 2013
    Kent State University, Ohio, USA
    Jessica Holcomb (alto saxophone)
  • 06 APR 2013
    Cambridge, Boston, USA
    Jon Amon (alto saxophone)
  • 24 MAR 2013
    RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
    Gavin Brennan (alto saxophone)
  • 14 JUL 2006
    Deal Festival of Music and the Arts 2006
    St Andrew's Church, Deal
    Sarah Field, saxophone
  • 17 APR 2005
    University of Michigan School of Music
    Contemporary Directions Ensemble
  • 29 APR 2004
    The North American Saxohone Alliance Conference
    Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
    Lena Cuglietta, alto saxophone
  • 16 APR 2004
    Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival
    Vancouver, USA
    Lena Cuglietta, alto saxophone
  • 27 FEB 2004
    Nyköping, Sweden
    Jörgen Pettersson, saxophone
  • 27 JAN 2004
    Culturen, Västerås, Sweden
    Jörgen Pettersson, alto saxophone
  • 19 SEP 2003
    Autunnale - Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music
    Bergen, Norway
    Signe Bakke, piano / Bjørg Værnes, cello / René Wilk, saxophone
  • 24 MAY 2003
    Spectrum New Music Festival
    Santa Barbara, California
  • 27 MAR 2003
    Penn State University, US
    Gerard McChrystal, saxophone
  • 25 MAR 2003
    Susquehanna University, US
    Gerard McChrystal, saxophone
  • 13 AUG 2002
    The Great Hall, Dartington International Summer School
    Gerard McChrystal, saxophone
  • 13 APR 2002
    The University of Michigan, USA
    Contemporary Directions Ensemble
    Jonathan Shames, conductor
  • 21 APR 2001
    Zagreb Biennale
    Zabreb, Croatia
    Claude Delangle, saxophone
  • 05 APR 2001
    Poitiers, France
    Quatuor Habanera

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